Thanks to the following people who volunteered to translate this news release:

Into French: 
Céline Cantat | Sciences Po Paris 
Marie MARTIN | Member of the Euro-African network Migreurop

Into Romanian: 
Andreea-Raluca Leru | Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Nord-Est

If you wish to translate the Nightworker Charter in your native tongue please get in touch. Volunteers needed!

Launched on 1 March, the Nightworker Charter highlights the need to recognise the contribution of all nightworkers in our societies. It will seek to put nighttime workers on equal footing with their daytime counterparts. 

La Charte des Travailleurs/ses de Nuit  affirme le besoin de reconnaître la contribution des travailleuses et travailleuses de nuit dont de nombreuses personnes migrantes, à nos sociétés. Elle demande que toutes les travailleurs et travailleuses, de jour comme de nuit, soient sur un pied d’égalité.

Carta lucrătorilor de noapte  subliniază necesitatea de a recunoaște contribuția lucrătorilor de noapte în societățile noastre – mulți dintre aceștia fiind migranți, și, astfel, punerea lucrătorilor pe timp de noapte pe picior de egalitate cu omologii lor de zi. 

Night Owls I :: The 2021 Night Gallery and Exhibit Columbus Event :: Julius-Cezar MacQuarie talks about Nightshift Spitalfields

This talk is part of a conversation moderated by Ann Lui, principal @futurefirm. I was delighted to join @cyruspenarroyo discussing our films at this event organised @futurefirm and hosted by @exhibitcolumbus and moderated by Ann Lui, principle at Future Firm. You can also watch both films (Nightshift Spitalfields, 2020, UK and Manifest Destiny, 2021, US) recorded here:

Till then, enjoy the presentation. 
You can find more @anightworkshop on twitter and IG @thenightworkshop @futurefirm @exhibitcolumbus #film #night #nightowl #nightshift #nightshiftnurses #nightwork
Chapter four of the #GNRP is explicitly about the people who make up nightlife, their current needs and obstacles faced. Offering practical strategies from around the world with recommendations directed towards governments and industries willing to invest in nighttime culture. Additionally, it provides recommendations for reforms which would create a more sustainable nighttime economy that provides more security, prosperity, and dignity to workers, industries, or other actors.

Why does it matter?

Nightlife was halted in March 2020 – part of the global shutdown response to prevent the spread of Covid-19.  In early 2021, countries are still experiencing rising infection rates and business closures continue. Despite encouraging news about vaccines and rapid testing technologies, the end of the pandemic is not imminent and the hope that nightlife closures would be temporary has evaporated. Nightlife workers have seen their income disappear, relief funds and subsidies have largely been insufficient with the majority of workers slipping through the cracks, adding to the fact that nightlife workers were often  vulnerable and “unseen” prior to this pandemic. 

Nocturne is an essay radio – a hybrid form of audio storytelling that blends elements of documentary, fiction and sound-art.

Nocturne is produced by Vanessa Lowe.

Listen to the last episode here.

Contrasens is a group of current and past students in sociology and anthropology at Babes Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania, who have got many questions about this world. Some have answers. We want to share them with you, thus we produce episodes in which we discuss current issues with experts in their fields.”

Appeared on Episode 24:
Nightwork: Migrant labour and embodied precarity in the global city

"Can we imagine a world where (night) work isn’t as alienating and hard on the body?
Our new episode is with Dr. Julius-Cezar MacQuarie, anthropologist and founder of the
NIGHTWORKSHOP (a project researching nightwork in cities).
We’ll explore questions about migration, precarity, the embodied experience of working at night and the methods of visual anthropology.
Dr. Julius-Cezar MacQuarie did research in cities like Budapest, Istanbul, London, Milan, Moscow, Prague and Sofia. He intends to carry out research in Romania’s larger cities as well, and continue his long-term project to make visual stories about invisible migrant nightworkers."
Episode produced & hosted by
Listen on Soundcloud | Youtube | Spotify | Itunes.

Novara Media tells stories and provide analysis shaped by the political uncertainties of the age, elevating critical perspectives you’re unlikely to find elsewhere.

Appeared on Novara Media, News and Politics
Work All Day, Work All Night: ‘Sacrificing Your Life’ for the Food Supply Chain
"There is no more fundamental form of work than work that provides us with food. Yet most of us have only a vague sense of the round-the-clock work done to put food on our plates – which some workers say is like 'sacrificing your life' to feed the rest of society. Can that last?"
As part of Novara Media's Future of Work focus, Sophie Hemery reached out to me to contribute with my insights into the lives and work of my co-workers at New Spitalfields Market, London. 

This work is supported by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation (London Office).

The Being Human podcast brings together anthropologists from different areas of the discipline in conversation about issues of public interest. In each episode a panel of anthropology experts speak about one central topic from different angles. 

This podcast is produced by Jennifer Cearns and Laura Haapio-Kirk, and is supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland.

Appeared on Being Human, Episode 1 by Public Anthropologists, Royal Anthropological Institute.

"Dr MacQuarie’s work considers groups of people who are marginalised from mainstream society through their working practices. His research centres upon ‘night ethnography’." 

"In this episode, host Dr Jennifer Cearns is joined by Professor Noel Salazar (University of Leuven), Dr Costanza Currò (University of Helsinki), and Dr Julius-Cezar MacQuarie (Central European University) to discuss the idea of ‘social distancing’: a term many of us have suddenly become familiar with in the light of COVID-19. 
What does it mean to socially distance oneself? 
What does that look like? 
And what are the ramifications of this at a societal and individual level? 
In this episode we set out to unpack some of these questions."

The Night Shift (Tura de Noapte). Illustrator: Alexandru-Savescu

Appeared on "Sfertul Academic" by Antropedia
with "The Night Shift" (Tura de Noapte)
Here, I contributed aside many Romanian researchers to "Sfertul Academic" project by Antropedia. 
The original text is in Romanian. The text is complemented by a podcast. Speakers of Romanian language can listen to actor Dan Popa reading the text here

Below is the abstract to the text in English (to be published soon).

Abstract - The nadir point is sometimes reached between 4 and 6 in the morning and represents the lowest level of activity of the human body during the 24-hour life cycle. During that time, I often felt like I was losing my balance and my whole body was getting tired. It was strange, physically and mentally, as if the ground was running from underneath my feet, as if I would ‘hear’ my body ‘screaming’ that it wants to lie down, but I couldn't stop, because I had to carry crates and bags, most of the time with a client in my shadow. I have heard and felt what nadir is for the first time in my life during the nightshift as a night ethnographer.
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